That is brilliant. The fuzz & their comms team done good.
In reply to Gareth Swain's excellent question about Key's mysterious ongoing popularity, surely it has to be attributed to conservative proletarians.
In other words, it's not that they like Key. It's that they fear change. Even when change would plainly be in their best interests. But of course, who am I to make a claim like that?
I agree. I’m personally ambivalent about the content of U. But I disagree it’s the end of Freeview. When my JCmatthews 380 (thanks Public Address) clapped out last year, I lasted less than 24 hours before rushing out to replace it. U had precisely nothing to do with that.
I can’t bear the thought of forking out 50-100 bucks a month for Sky. Quite happy to record Sunny in Philadelphia and Call the Midwife and catch a time shifted 7 Days after putting the kids to bed (it loses its punch if you watch it recorded).
BTW is Call the MW some kind of massive, Redgrave-sponsored placement for the BLP?
Didn't see it. Sounds like an interesting approach. I chuckled the first time I encountered the synthetic stuff in a head shop one day. "What the hell's that?"
"Oh" the guy said. "Doesn't show up in urine tests. So guys who get sampled at work quite like it. Truckers, pilots, cops, ambulance drivers, that kind of stuff."
Blimey. How much of that's going on?
Am I indulging in self interest if I point out:
- that MMP is the fairest system by virtue of being the most proportional;
- that a lower electorate threshold equals greater proportionality still;
- that you can’t oppose the reduction of the electorate threshold without automatically displaying your own interest in its preservation;
- and that you can support that reduction on the grounds of supporting a fairer system?
No. Unless by supporting a fairer system I’m somehow making things worse.
In comparison to me, at an older age.
To sound like your great uncle who smoked all his life and died of toe-nail cancer at the age of 103, I recall I rode a bike nearly every day 5 miles each way to high school and back, overtaking cars down Kepa Rd. Helmet? Never heard of it. Still here, ain't I?
Besides, the bike commute from Titirangi to Grey Lynn along Great North Rd could start soon and factor some significantly higher risk elements.
What's the more dangerous bike: peddle or motor?
So when my family and I do the Hendo bike trail to the Corbans Arts Centre, no helmets. It's a flat-to-gently undulating concrete path through green fields and scultpures. And my oldest kid can barely ride as it is. Falls off all the time, and always at <5km/h. Scabby knees, like any respectable 8 year old.
Coming in a bit late to this. So, pologies if already covered.
I believe there is evidence to suggest that an accident without a helmet is more likely to cause brain pain. But also, that the wearing of a helmet is associated with higher incidence of an accident.
Kinda like home birth vs. hostible. In the former, you're high and dry if something goes wrong. But in the latter, things are more likely to go wrong.
makes me wonder if anyone else could have done it.